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Pokémon cards allegedly link to adult website: QR code misdirects, shocks family

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Pokémon cards allegedly link to adult website: QR code misdirects, shocks family

KPTV has reported that a family in Oregon received a big shock while playing with some new Pokémon cards. Rather than accessing a Pokémon website, the quick response code on the product apparently linked to an adult website.

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QR codes in this context should contain an URL. There's an off chance the reader somehow read the code incorrectly, but it's even less likely it would've corrupted that badly to link to an entirely different site.

Sounds like a hoax.
 

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I've been redirected to websites before because of a virus. Maybe they have a virus and it did the same but to a 'naughty website'. Either that or this family is full of it and they just want to try to sue over something and they're making it up. Personally I think its a lie.
 

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As I said on the talk page before the article was published, I scanned the QR Code provided in the article with my iPhone and I was shown the Pokémon Online code in the notes app as usual which is why I added the rumor template to the article.

I also think that it is most likely a hoax.
 

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Yeah right... Here's what happened: The guy was watching porn, the wife caught him and he said: darling, it was the pokémon card...
 

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This made my day...Not sure if the family wants revenge at The Pokemon Company for losing at Pokemon so much or something else but this is really funny!!HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

...Yea..This has to be fake...
 

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Yeah right... Here's what happened: The guy was watching porn, the wife caught him and he said: darling, it was the pokémon card...
The sad thing is, this is probably exactly what happened. Some people are just this stupid to make this sort of excuse -_-
 

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Yep, it was probably a hoax to make the Pokemon series look bad, similar to the swastika in that Golbat card, Jynx being racist and some other things (though they weren't hoaxes).

No, I think the QR code got to its intended target. I bet that website contained Cloysters.

Lots and lots of Cloysters.
With lots of Onix? Oh, and don't forget the Combusken. And Medicham. And Palkia and Reshiram. And all those other innuendo-y Pokemon.
 

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No, I think the QR code got to its intended target. I bet that website contained Cloysters.

Lots and lots of Cloysters.
With lots of Onix? Oh, and don't forget the Combusken. And Medicham. And Palkia and Reshiram. And all those other innuendo-y Pokemon.
Two girls, one Onix...?

LOL, but in all seriousness, this is all probably a plot by some weird organization to say Pokemon is sinful, or something. I definitely don't think anyone should be taking it seriously. Probably the family wanted some media attention and some cash from Nintendo to "hush them up," since that's the state society seems to have gotten into.
 

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Here's what really happened:
1) Mr. Lapp was watching porn (hehe Lapp Dancing)
2) Mrs. Lapp comes in.
3) Mr. Lapp panics and sees his son's Pokémon cards on the desk.
4) Mr. Lapp blames the cards.
5) Mr. Lapp isn't made to sleep on the couch that night.
 

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Maybe they just mistyped a letter, happen to me once. one wrong letter can lead you to really weird sites, or i many be wrong on this.
 

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What probably happened

Mom: Jack, why are you watching porn again?
Jack: It was my Pokemon card that took me there.
Mom: Oh, never mind.
 

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I agree with the thoughts about what really happened but I also think that when Mr. Lapp said that it was from a Pokémon card Mrs. Lapp believed him and then she reported it to KPTV.
 

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I don't think the QR codes on those cards are supposed to be scanned; they're supposed to be scanned for the TCG Online to quickly register the code online. They may have not known this and scanned it, but still, redirecting to an adult website isn't good. :/
 

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Sounds like a hoax.
Either what Gryffindor1991 said, or that.

Like, anyone remember the many other Pokemon controversies in the past? It seemed like more people only cared about making money from suing or by getting rid of the "latest kid fad".
 

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This just frustrates me. I seriously doubt that a Pokemon QR code could lead to any website at all. If Mr. Lapp had paid attention, he also would have realized that the code is for use on the Pokemon TCGO website.

I agree with the many people who say it's a hoax. Either Mr. Lapp got caught with his pants down (pun intended) and needed to blame somebody, or the Napp family wants attention and/or money at the expense of Pokemon and Nintendo.
 

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Wow, my article actually got published! =D (I'm Bellsprout)

Anyway, I thought this could of been real until they tried the card again and it didn't go to the supposed "adult site" like they said it did. So I think it's a hoax as well.
 
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The code cards are supposed to be scanned on the TCGO website. I use it all the time, when the scanning reacts it doesn't take you to another page. It just says wether the code is valid or not. This is a load of bull.
 
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